06192596 is referenced by 108 patents and cites 24 patents.

The present invention is an active microchannel fluid processing unit and method of making, both relying on having (a) at least one inner thin sheet; (b) at least one outer thin sheet; (c) defining at least one first sub-assembly for performing at least one first unit operation by stacking a first of the at least one inner thin sheet in alternating contact with a first of the at least one outer thin sheet into a first stack and placing an end block on the at least one inner thin sheet, the at least one first sub-assembly having at least a first inlet and a first outlet; and (d) defining at least one second sub-assembly for performing at least one second unit operation either as a second flow path within the first stack or by stacking a second of the at least one inner thin sheet in alternating contact with second of the at least one outer thin sheet as a second stack, the at least one second sub-assembly having at least a second inlet and a second outlet.

Title
Active microchannel fluid processing unit and method of making
Application Number
9/265227
Publication Number
6192596 (B1)
Application Date
March 8, 1999
Publication Date
February 27, 2001
Inventor
Timothy M Werner
Columbus
OH, US
Stephen C Schmitt
Dublin
OH, US
Jennifer L Zilka
Pasco
WA, US
Annalee Y Tonkovich
Pasco
WA, US
Donald C Stewart
Richland
WA, US
Gary L Roberts
West Richland
WA, US
Dean W Matson
Kennewick
WA, US
Peter M Martin
Kennewick
WA, US
Wendy D Bennett
Kennewick
WA, US
Agent
Paul W Zimmerman
US
Assignee
Battelle Memorial Institute
WA, US
IPC
F26B 21/06
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